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EJ Staff Attorney

The New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) is seeking applications for a Staff Attorney dedicated to NMELC’s mission of working with communities to advance environmental justice and human rights. The New Mexico Environmental Law Center works in partnership with community organizations, coalitions and other stakeholders to build multi- strategy campaigns that address the systemic polluting of low-income communities of color and advance community health and sustainability. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), women and LGBTQ+ candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

JOB TITLE: Staff Attorney SALARY: 62K to 72K START DATE: Negotiable REPORTS TO: Executive Director


As a Staff Attorney, you will engage in legal, policy, and administrative advocacy, as well as coalition-building, fundraising, and media work. You will work closely with client communities to achieve client-directed priorities. You will also be responsible, in collaboration with the Executive Director and staff, for identifying, managing and advancing new campaign and litigation opportunities. Staff Attorneys are involved in policy development, advocacy, and larger development/fundraising initiatives that help to support and expand NMELC’s legal services and work….

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